Philippine English : Development, Structure, and Sociology of English in the Philippines book cover
1st Edition

Philippine English
Development, Structure, and Sociology of English in the Philippines

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after September 19, 2022
ISBN 9781138370760
September 19, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
424 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $200.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Philippine English is a comprehensive reference work on the history, sociology, and linguistic structure of Philippine English. It offers readers unprecedented access to a synthesis of the last 50 years of research into Philippine English and puts forward a new and better understanding of the phenomenon of the nativization of English in the Philippines and the emergence of Philippine English. This definitive resource covers in great length and depth all that is currently known about the new English.

The chapters offer detailed descriptions of Philippine English at various linguistic levels in addition to examining the psychosociolinguistic factors which shaped the language. Offering discussions of practice, language policy, language education, language teaching, and the relevance of English in various social phenomena in the Philippines, readers will find everything they need to know on theory, methodology, and application in the study of Philippine English.

Table of Contents

Preface Deconstructing Ma. Lourdes Bautista: A Non-Linguist’s Perspective Prologue: Philippine English in the ‘Concerto’ of World Englishes Part 1: Introduction 1. Conspectus 2. History and Development 3. Resources Special Feature: Ma. Lourdes Bautista and Philippine English Part 2: Linguistic Structure 4. Phonology 5. Lexicon 6. Grammar 7. Discourse 8. Spelling and Punctuation Part 3: Sociolinguistic Variation and Change 10. Internal Variation 11. Diachronic Change 12. Philippine English in Relation to American English 13. Contact with Other Languages 14. Hybridization Part 4: Linguistic and Literary Canon 15. Lexicography 16. Standard Philippine English 17. Philippine Literature in English Part 5: Psychosociolinguistic Dimensions 17. Intelligibility 18. Attitudes 19. Multilingualism 20. Language and Policy Part 6: Learning and Teaching 21. Acquisition and Learning 22. Language Teaching 23. Language Testing 24. Teacher Education Part 7: Contemporary Issues 25. Internet 26. Migration 27. Outsourced Call Centers 28. Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Philippines Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the Philippines Special Feature: World Englishes and Social Change Epilogue: Contemporary Concerns and Future Directions

View More



Ariane Macalinga Borlongan’s education and experience across the world have inspired him to passionately work with English speakers in non-Anglo-American contexts. As a sociolinguist, he has analyzed variation, change, and standardization across Englishes. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at age 23 via a competitive accelerated program in De La Salle University (Manila, the Philippines) and is presently Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan).